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SB 630: Pregnant Women in Custody


Pregnant Women in Custody; Citing this act as "Ava’s Law"; requiring that every female who is arrested and not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered a pregnancy test within a specified timeframe, upon her request; requiring that, if a pregnant woman is convicted of a crime and sentenced to incarceration of any length, the sentencing judge provide the pregnant woman the opportunity to defer the imposed sentence until a specified time after delivery; authorizing sanctions for a new criminal conviction or violation of the terms and conditions ordered by the judge, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 39
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/25/2021 Senate • Filed
11/3/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 39
11/22/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 11/30/21, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
11/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 95
• Now in Judiciary
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 39